UK Defence Estate: Strategic Asset and National Endowment Paper Launch


This event from the UK think tank RUSI launches an independent review of the UK’s Defence Training Estate by Professor John Louth.

The Defence Training Estate in the United Kingdom exists to enable the training of Service personnel to Single Service and joint operational readiness standards of military effectiveness. It is utilised daily and the management of the Estate is far from a simple process. As well as meeting or exceeding established training standards, those responsible for the Estate are charged with maintaining and enhancing the natural and built environment, delivering against exacting environmental safety requirements and generating effective management information for the armed forces.

To respond to these exacting requirements and challenges, military skills and public sector management principles have been blended with private sector skills and competencies to effectively manage the Estate. Landmarc Support Services Limited is the incumbent managed service provider, working under a long-term partnering contract with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and British Army.

Landmarc commissioned Professor John Louth, an independent Defence analyst and the inaugural director of RUSI’s Defence, Industries and Society Research Programme between 2011 and 2019, to undertake an independent review of the Training Estate and the company’s stewardship. This was taken forward in consultation with DIO, cognisant of the MoD’s Training Strategy, plans for Estate transformation and regional optimisation plans. The focus of the research was to be on thought leadership and innovation in relation to the Defence Training Estate.

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